Texas City Withdraws Request to Take Property from Predominantly African American Church to Build New Fire Station

A vacant lot that the Dallas, Texas-area congregation Canaan Baptist Church wants to develop into a new worship space. In October 2020, the church filed a motion to dismiss aimed at reversing an eminent domain claim by the City of Duncanville. | Courtesy First liberty Institute

A Texas city has withdrawn its eminent domain request to take property owned by a local predominantly African American congregation as part of an effort to build a new fire station.

In the Dallas suburbs, the city of Duncanville garnered headlines last year when it filed a petition to seize a vacant lot owned by Canaan Baptist Church.

The city’s attorney Robert Hager confirmed to The Christian Post Wednesday that the town had filed a request to withdraw the eminent domain petition.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski